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Payne Bypassed for State Center Board Presidency

Trustee Eric Payne The State Center Community College District were united Tuesday in their support of a single candidate to become the board president. John Leal, whose nomination was made by outgoing president Debbie Ikeda and seconded by trustee Eric Pa...

Tateosian Challenges Embattled Payne for Trustee Seat

State Center Community College District Trustee Eric Payne will have competition for reelection. Payne, a two-term trustee, said he intends to run again on the November 2020 ballot. Sevag Tateosian, a longtime Fresno County employee, filed his intention ...
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Campaign Watchdog Hits Payne With $54K in Fines

The state agency in charge of enforcing campaign finance law gave State Center trustee Eric Payne a break on Thursday. Facing 21 counts for various infractions, including failures to file paperwork in a timely manner and improperly spending campaign funds o...

$75,000 Raised for Fresno Vets Memorial at City Hall

One week before Memorial Day, Fresno councilman Garry Bredefeld revealed good news about the memorial project on City Hall grounds. At last week’s city council meeting, Bredefeld announced that $75,000 has been raised for the already-approved memorial. The ...